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When Do You Have Your First Pregnancy Ultrasound?

The first ultrasound, something many women anxiously await, actually varies for each woman. The American Pregnancy Association only recommends that ultrasounds be used when medically necessary. This leaves the decision of when to perform the first ultrasound up to the doctor and patient to determine what timing is best. For some this may be early on in the pregnancy, while other moms wait until midway through their pregnancy to first see their baby.

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Signs for Down Syndrome During Pregnancy

Trisomy 21, more commonly referred to as Down syndrome, is a condition in which the developing fetus inherits an extra chromosome. According to statistics reported by the Kids Health website, Down syndrome affects approximately one of 800 babies born in the United States each year. Children with Down syndrome can be both physically and mentally delayed. Although doctors cannot prevent the condition, they can detect it by evaluating risk factors and test results.

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SCAM ALERT!

May none of us open our hands in need this year, but offer it only in friendship. Crazy story to share. I want to give everyone a heads up. Cant believe it happened at my house! David and I went to a friends house for dinner the other night and she was a bit spooked when we rang the gate bell. She began to tell us the story of a young man that paid her a visit that afternoon

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High Fever in Children

A flushed, feverish child understandably can induce panic in parents. Therefore, it’s one of the most concerns among parents who bring children to the emergency room. Because a high fever can result in more than just discomfort–it puts a child at increased risk of dehydration–it’s important to know whether or not medical attention is required. Meanwhile, there are steps you can take to improve the situation.